Although the Raiders traded for Flynn with the expectation that he would be their starter this season, he was beaten out in training camp and the preseason by Terrelle Pryor. When Pryor missed a game this season with a concussion, Flynn played so badly that he was demoted from second to third on the depth chart after Pryor returned. And now Flynn isn’t on the Raiders’ depth chart at all.
The Raiders also cut fifth-round draft pick Tyler Wilson before the start of the season. Former Penn State QB Matt McGloin is now the Raiders QB2 behind Prior. McGloin was impressive enough in the offseason that this also likely played into the decision to release Flynn. Look for the Raiders to sign a free agent QB at some point. The story mentions Green Bay could be a landing spot for Flynn.
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 10:55pm
Friday, October 4, 2013, 6:03pm
Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor (concussion, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 5 Pryor is symptom free and is expected to start on Sunday night against the Rams. He'll be a Sneaky Start against a shaky Chargers pass defense.
Thursday, October 3, 2013, 6:32pm
Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor (concussion) took full practice reps again Thursday. Pryor is symptom free and is expected to start on Sunday night against the Rams. He'll be a Sneaky Start against a shaky Chargers pass defense.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 7:25pm
Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday. Pryor is symptom free and is expected to start on Sunday night against the Rams. He'll be a Sneaky Start against a shaky Chargers pass defense.
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 10:02pm
Pryor was set to start but reports said he started to feel symptoms again leading up to the game so that team went with backup Matt Flynn, who struggled in a loss to Washington.
Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:19pm
Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor (concussion, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 4. Adam Schefter reported that Pryor is unlikely to play against the Redskins, though HC Dennis Allen said on Friday that Pryor just has to pass one more test on Saturday to play, so hopefully we'll have more clarity tomorrow. Matt Flynn would be a high-risk Sneaky Start against a very shaky Redskins pass defense. If he can play, Pryor would be a top 12 QB given the matchup.
Thursday, September 26, 2013, 6:52pm
Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor (concussion) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Adam Schefter is reporting that Pryor is unlikely to play against the Redskins. Matt Flynn would be a Sneaky Start against a very shaky pass defense.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 7:30pm
Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor (concussion) did not practice Wednesday. Pryor has not yet been cleared for practice, but he has been cleared for physical activity. It's a good sign that he'll be out there against the Redskins on Sunday. He'd be a top 12 QB given the matchup.
Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor left the game early after taking a big hit. It turns out that big hit resulted in a concussion.
Pryor took a massive hit on a designed quarterback run as he was sandwiched by a pair of Broncos defenders. He stayed on the ground for a bit while the officials determined if the Raiders quarterback fumbled the ball.
Pryor later tweeted that he didn't remember taking the hit, which is not a good sign. But he added that he feels great. It's bad timing for the Raiders on a short week with Washington up next. Not to mention, he played pretty well in a tough matchup against the Broncos. Pryor will now have to pass NFL protocol before being able to go in Week 4. Matt Flynn is the backup and would get the start. Often associated with a weak arm, Flynn gets a pretty good matchup against the Skins at least, who have been torched by opposing defenses. He's at best a low-end QB2 option.
Thursday, September 19, 2013, 10:34am
Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie spoke with seven Bay Area-based reporters at the team's headquarters in a half-hour roundtable chat and broached topics ranging from Terrelle Pryor to team expectations to pending free agents to the need for the Raiders to get the ball more to playmaking fullback Marcel Reece.
Reece is a productive gadget player but he only has three touches in two games. For a team that is going to have trouble moving the ball, the Raiders would be wise to utilize Reece more.
Pryor was one of just two 100-plus yard rushers on Sunday in Week 1 (the other was Shane Vereen). He's going to make his share of mistakes, but there's certainly upside with the rushing yardage and potential rushing TDs. He's not a QB1 option but it could get pretty tempting to plug him in a QB2 spot or use him as a backup, or even in certain matchups.